I have always loved rainbow quilt patterns (almost as much as I love chicken quilt patterns!). I don’t know what it is about them that just gets me in a good mood. Maybe it’s all the bright colors swirling together. Whatever the case, I have managed to accumulate quite an arsenal of go-to rainbow patterns over the years.
Today, I am going to share my top 12 with you. I hope they give you as much joy as they have given me!
This cute quilt from All People Quilt is definitely a must-try. Its low volume background and black print chain make the colors pop out in a refreshing way.
Moreover, it is made from four easy to make quilt blocks. Ultimately, it’s the best combination of color and simplicity.
If you’re looking for a traditional rainbow quilt, you should try out the Over the Rainbow Quilt Block from Quilt with Kate. Not only is it easy to create, but it is also highly customizable. You can make a full rainbow, half a rainbow, or even a small portion. It’s entirely up to you!
To cap it all off, it comes with templates and instructions that help you create a beautiful 10” by 6 ¾” block.
This is yet another adorable rainbow quilt. Designed specifically for baby quilts, this pattern was inspired by its creator’s baby. Truly, it is as beautiful as the story behind it. The Bundle of Joy pattern uses curved piecing and comes with color diagrams and detailed instructions.
It is available in baby (36” by 36”) and NICU (18” by 18”) sizes. To learn more about this quilt or its creator, Laura, visit her website, Slice of PiQuilts.
Are you a sucker for retro designs? If so, this pattern from MeganCollinsQuilt is right up your alley. Featuring a large four arc rainbow and measuring 42” by 52”, this pattern is a thing of beauty. As such, it makes one of the most adorable baby quilts.
It also helps that it comes with templates, a cutting chart, a coloring page, and piecing instructions. So even if you’re new to curved piecing, this pattern will be easy enough to execute.
Does your little girl love rainbows and unicorns? Well, this quilt from Sew Fresh Quilts would make a perfect gift for her. I mean, where do I even start? The combination of the pink background and the colorful unicorn is just to die for. Probably my absolute favorite!
It is available in three sizes; 48”, 24”, and 12” squares. Moreover, it comes with full-color diagrams, sewing directions, and an assembly guide.
If you’re looking for a decorative rainbow quilt to hang in your home, this Berry Birdy one is your best bet. It is artsy, extremely colorful, and makes use of any scrap fabric you have hanging around.
This pattern measures 21” by 16” and comes with top fabric, back fabric, binding, templates, and step by step instructions. As such, even beginners can comfortably create this mini quilt.
This pattern from Lies Bos Handwerk has an otherworldly vibe to it, making it a good choice for wall hangings. The 60” by 83” pattern comes with a color count chart and detailed instructions. As such, it is suitable for professionals and novices alike.
Created by Center Street Quilts, this mini quilt pattern is customizable and can be used to make a quarter rainbow, a pillowcase, or even several rainbows for a larger quilt.
What’s more? It comes with curved piecing tips and tricks.
The Somewhere Over the Rainbow Pattern by Sky and Marsh Studio is a classic. Measuring 34” by 34”, this quilt pattern is suitable for a quilter with at least intermediate level expertise. So I’m sorry novices, this one’s not for you!
But if there is one thing I love about this pattern, it’s that it comes with clear fabric requirements and a comprehensive step by step guide.
Available in 6” and 12” squares, this pattern from Burlap and Blossom Patterns comes with colored graphics and written instructions. As such, it is easy to create and doesn’t take much time. Unlike many patterns in this list, it requires machine piecing.
Quilty Pie’s Rainbow and Heart 6” by 7” pattern is all things adorable. If you know how to paper piece, it is fun and easy to do.
However, if you have no paper piecing experience, steer away from this pattern. Since it doesn’t even come with instructions, it can be a pain for novices.
This is yet another one of MeganCollinsQuilt’s masterpieces. It features 12.5” by 15.5” blocks and is available in four sizes; mini, baby, throw, and large throw. Meant for intermediate quilters, the Sunshowers pattern requires knowledge of both curved piecing and foundation paper piecing.
I also have to mention that it comes with templates, a cutting chart, a coloring page, and piecing instructions.
So there you have it; these are the 12 most eye-popping rainbow quilt patterns I have ever encountered. Check out some of our other round ups of beautiful quilt patterns.